The Van Buren County Cattlemen are gearing up for the 2014 fair.

At last year’s fair the association purchased the grand champion supreme beef heifer, shown by Cody Willis. Ten students whose cattle didn’t sell were each given $225 from the association plus incentive money. This money was distributed by the Fair Association on Dec. 20, 2013. The recipients were: Mary Payne, Cody Hall, Clay Evans, Kyle Evans, Cassidy Waddle, MaKala Mosley, Mackensie Mosley, Briley Matthews, Stephan Howard, all from South Side, and Erin Ward from Clinton.

The association held an auction to raise the money for the fair.

The association gives a $1,000 scholarship to two junior or senior college students who are majoring in a beef-related field. For more information about the Cattlemen’s Association or to apply for the 2014 scholarship, call Hattie Grills at 592-3914, Donna Moore at 745-5991 or Knoxie Wilbern at (501) 654-2786.